Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A season of prayer; Day 33

A Prayer for Lent

Dear God, the One from whom all blessing flow. You are the Father of Light and in you there is no darkness, rather darkness becomes overwhelmed in your presence. Good and gracious God, the One who forgives my iniquities and remembers them no more, I bless and honour your name. A new day, a new opportunity to show yourself strong and mighty, you are my Rock, my shield, my exceedingly great reward. Do as you will do and let your name be glorified through my existence in Jesus name.

Daddy,I bless you for today marks the beginning of Lent. A period where people for 40 days and 40 nights practice self denial and discipline. Thank you I am alive to witness lent in 2009, thank you for the grace to participate in Lent this year. Dear God, I pray for myself and any others who will participate for strength. Already, I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms just thinking about cake and bread. I never knew the love was this strong o! Lol! In tesco, they were just calling me...and today being the first day! Help me to be strong, remind me O Lord that Lent is not just about giving up stuff but giving up for, giving up some TV programmes for having more time to spend in your word and prayer, giving up some things that I like for remembering others in their time of need.

In this season O Lord, help me not to walk in the flesh but to fulfill the desires of the Spirit, let this be a season of pure thoughts and speech. Help me to see things as they truly are, guide me in the steps that I take. Like silver that goes through the fire, purify me O Lord in this season, let all those things that do not give you glory rise to the top like dross and be skimmed out of my life.

Father, I do not pray to fall but I may, I ask for the grace to stand up, shake off the dust and keep walking. A righteous man may fall seven times but your Word has promised that you will always deliver me. Thank You Father for in this season we shall see you in a new way. Reveal more of you, help us to grow in you. Thank you Father, thank you Lord in Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe him and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I Isaiah 58:6-9

Saturday, 21 February 2009

A season of prayer; Day 32

A Prayer of gratitude

To the One and Only Wise God. The One who reigns on High and is the all seeing one. Oluwadee praises him as the Unchanging Changer, 30+ says He is tha Land Owner indeed it is true for His word says that the cattle on a thousand hills belong to Him. David called Him His Sherperd the One who never allowed him to be in want. He has been and currently is so many things to me. Truly, words cannot describe His goodness in my life. Lord, never let me get tired of singing praises to your name.

This month I thank you for journey mercies, thank you for the opportunities and the open doors you have given me. So many things I take for granted but as I look around me I see that I am truly priviledged, I don't have all I want but the only thing I need I already have and that is a viable, wonderful, beatiful, deep relationship with Christ for in Him I have all I need. You have allowed me to seat with you in the heavenly places in Christ far above all principalities and powers. I can do all things through you who gives me the strength and ability. You have given me gifts that have brought me before kings. You have made things that seem to be difficult to others to come natural to me and I know this is only the beginning for as I walk with you, you reveal more of the mystery that is Ms. Zoe Believer.

Father, thank you for your patience with me, for someone who can't act to save her life I know I can be very dramatic but you wait for me to scream, shout and kick like a little child and then when i'm tired your arms are still open. Daddy, thank you. Thank you Jesus. Thank you for your word, in it I find comfort, in it I find guidance, in it I find wisdom and strength. Through it I am encouraged and am given the grace to encourage others. I thank you Lord.

You are the One who tells me to stand still when the waters are all around, you are the one who makes a way in the wilderness, the One who sets a table for me in the presence of my enemies, people who don't like me have no choice but to bless me. Like Ruth, you have shown me favour in a foreign land. Your blessings towards me have indeed been numerous, thank you for journey mercies home. Thank you for I need not worry for you who has been faithful to begin good things will be faithful to complete it in Jesus name.

Daddy, thank you in spite of the issues that I face for I know through them you are working patience in me and I know patience must have her complete work in me that I may be perfect not lacking anything. Thank you God.

Thank you for everything, accept this as a little token of praise.

Come and join me
sing halleluyah
Jehovah Jireh
has done me well

Come and see o
Come and see
Come and see what the Lord has done
Miracles are happening in my life

Everybody testifies
you are good
You are good Jehovah
You are good
Everybody testifies
you are good
you are good

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the lord: I will sing to the Lord for He is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. He is my God and I will praise Him. Exodus 15:1-2

Praise be to the Lord, to God our saviour, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; Psalm 68:19-20

Sunday, 8 February 2009

A season of prayer: Day 31

A Prayer for the organisation where I work

Dear God, Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Who is there like you
O Lord
You who created us in your likeness
Who is there like you
O Lord
It's an honour Lord
To stand and worship you
(Words not mine)

Father in Heaven
How I love you
I lift your name in all the earth
May your kingdom be established
in our praises
As your daughter
I declare your mighty works
(Words not mine)

God you are a good God. Indeed you are a good God and your mercies endureth forever. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds, you are a wonderful God. I am truly in awe of you.

Father, I use this opportunity to thank you for the job that I have. Thank you for everything, thank you for bringing me into this organisation through your favour and for using it as a source of blessing to me.

Daddy, you said that if I am willing and obedient I will eat the good of the land, you have been true to your word. You are my source but through my job I have paid my bills, honed my skills, met people who have become like my family. Thank you Jesus, Today I commit the organisation where I work before your throne of grace, in these shaky days I ask for wisdom. I commit the leadership before your throne of grace as their decisions affect not only the employees but those who depend on the employees as well. Help them to make the best decisions even when it is difficult, help them not to walk in fear but to uphold what is right. Guide us through this storm O Lord, let us learn from any mistakes we make and keep growing.

Father, I thank you for in this season in my life you have deemed it fit for me to be here, forgive me for complaining and grumbling sometimes, help me to be a light in this place. Help me as your word says to work as unto you and not unto men. Teach me to work with integrity, teach me to prioritise and do my bit to make this place shine. Give me the knowledge of witty inventions to work smart and contribute to our success. Give me a renewed passion for what I do in Jesus name.
Thank you father. This is my season of open doors, thank you in advance for testimonies in Jesus name.

The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. Exodus 28:8

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men Colossians 3:23

Monday, 2 February 2009

A season of prayer: Day 30

A Prayer for Johnathan Elendu and Emmanuel Asiwe

Heavenly Father, thank you for a wonderful day. Thank you for the snow, though I don't love it, I'm surrounded by people who do. Thank you for the big smile you put on their faces today escpecially seeing that most of them didn't have to go to work today!! Thank you Lord for everything, thank you for opening my eyes and showing me the truth. Thank you for your word concerning me, thank you for a new month, February is here already, can't believe it. Thank you for divine protection all through January, thank you Baba. You are indeed the pillar that holds my life, can a pillar be moved no, so thank you for being my strength and holding me down the devil tried to raise storms, you spoke peace to my heart. Thank you Jesus.

I must tell Jesus
I must tell Jesus
I cannot bear my burdens alone
I must tell Jesus
I must tell Jesus
Jesus can help me
Jesus alone...

Thank you God, thank you that we can come before your throne and make requests of you because you are a God who answers. Dear Father, I do not know either of the men mentioned above, neither am I aware of all the circumstances concerning them but Father Lord they have been separated from their families for a long period of time, a new year has come and there seem to be no respite for them. You are a God of justice, Father fight for them. We remember them today, we thank you for a turn around concerning this situation.

Thank you for their families, protect them and keep them. Give them peace concerning their situation in Jesus name, a peace that surpasses all understanding. Father, give us a testimony in Jesus name. I use them as a point of contact to reach to others who might be in similar situations. Father, as you brought Paul and Silas, Peter, Joeseph out, bring them out in Jesus name. Lord, I don't really know how to pray for them but I commit them before your throne of grace, you who knows best, do what you alone can do in Jesus name.

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him Acts 12:5

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds and to him who knocks, the door will be opened Matthew 7:7-8